What’s the Fair Price for Chevron

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Chevron Corp (CVX) is an energy giant that barely needs an introduction. A global energy powerhouse, Chevron was founded as Standard Oil of California in 1879 and became Chevron Corporation in 1984. Chevron is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and since 2008; but was also part of the index from 1930 to 1999. The current downturn in the oil and energy prices have put a downward pressure on the stock prices, but Chevron has stood through such storms, wars, and recessions in the past. A dividend champion that has a record of raising dividends for 27 years, a 4.2% entry yield is lucrative – this article looks at the fair price of Chevron Corp.

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Realty Income (O) Dividend Increase

Realty Income (O) announced a 0.17% increase in its cash dividends for common stockholders. The monthly dividend increases from $0.1831042 to $0.1834167. The dividend is payable on Jan 15, 2015 to shareholders of record as of Jan 2, 2015. This is the 78th dividend increase since Realty Income went public in  1994 (and 4th increase of the year).

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The new monthly dividend amount represents an annualized dividend amount of approx $2.201 per share, up from $2.197. My portfolio consists of 60 shares of Realty Income and the new increase bumps up my annual dividends from $131.82 to $132.06.

Revenue Diversification

Over the course of few weeks, I have been intrigued by the geographical diversification of my portfolio holdings. Simply looking at the domain of a company where the stock is listed does not provide us with the full picture, and since we live in a global economy with multinational companies, I was curious to find out how much each of the companies I own draws its revenues from various geographic regions.This post details the revenue diversification of my holdings. In previous posts, I have discussed the importance of diversification of investment and income.

Revenue Diversification

A lot of the companies have operations around the world and and as shareholders, it is good to know where companies generate their revenues. This exercise gives us a better understanding of the holdings.

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Chatter Around the World – 74

Chatter Around the World is a curated weekly update of articles related to economics, investing, dividends and personal finance. In these weekly updates, I also capture my blog updates and news related to my portfolio holdings.

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Map of Railroad networks in N.America

New Blog Posts

Let’s dive into the links that caught my attention this week.

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General Electric Dividend Increase

General Electric Company (GE) announced today that its board of directors has approved a 4.5% increase to its quarterly cash dividend from $0.22 to $0.23 per share. The new dividend will be payable January 26th, 2015 to shareholders on record at th close of business on December 22, 2014. The ex-dividend date is December 18, 2014. “We are pleased to increase GE’s quarterly dividend for the seventh time in five years,” said GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. “Returning cash to shareowners remains our top priority, while we continue to invest in long-term growth. Alongside our strong operational outlook, today’s announcement reflects our balanced and disciplined approach to capital allocation.”


The increase results in annual dividend of $0.92 per share. My portfolio consists of 75 shares of GE and increases my annual dividend from $66 to $69, an increase of $3 annually.